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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am PST
voting for a mormon candidate. still, their support didn't put him over the top. obama narrowly won the catholic vote, thanks to a strong showing among latino catholics. the u.s. catholic bishops waged an active campaign against the obama administration's decision to require employers, including many faith-based employers, to provide free coverage of contraceptive services. the bishops said that would be a violation of religio freedom. the administration tried to offer a compromise, but the bishops, joined by many evangelical groups, said the compromise didn't go far enough. several religious institutions filed legal challenges to the policy. this summer, the bishops organized what they called a "fortnight for freedom" to highlight their concerns. faith-based groups continued to be divided over economic issues. conservative activists supported massive cuts to the federal budget, arguing that it's immoral to leave debt to future generations. but broad-based interfaith coalition argued that it was immoral to make cuts that would hurt the poor. to underscore that point, a group of catholic
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
operation to identify every obama vote and then turn it out on election day? for finally, was the smartest obama decision just bring it in, bubba? >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. chris: was that stacking the deck, mike? >> all good. the one they think wargs the brilliant one was betting that if they spent $150 million in nine or 10 states over the summer, it would pay dividends when the thing got tough. and they bet it when they didn't know they would have money later. chris: to bring down romney. >> as a rich plutocrat. they knew that would help them later if it got tight and it did get tight. obama told people in the summer what are you doing? what are you thinking? i want to keep it close now and win it in the debates. that's pretty much more or less how it turned out. >> except that first debate. chris: katty. >> the fact they managed to find voters where the romney campaign didn't even know voters were. this was an election republicans could have won. but they did an incredi
WETA
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
president obama's female vote and mitt romney's. but more importantly it's not just that the women are much larger part of the electorate, 54%, but that married women have declined, republicans still do relatively well with married women but there are fewer and fewer of those women in america because marriage is in decline. >> mitt romney actually won the white married women vote. >> that's right. >> republicans always win the white married women's vote, although we saw considerable numbers of women married women vote for president obama. actually i think the biggest women's story of the year is why women saw to it that a black man had a second term as president of the united states. i think i'm agreeing with linda. i don't think anybody will ever take the women's vote for granted again, just as they won't take hispanic vote for granted again. it may be easier, particularly since have been republicans who have understood that there are to be a balanced approach to immigration, may be easier to get back a little bit. i don't know how -- when you consider wearing this that abortion a
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 11:30am PST
. in the end the women's vote went solidly for president obama as opposed to gop challenger mitt romney. and none of the three men who made strange statements about women's bodies won their races. on capitol hill the election brought the total number of women in the senate to 20, 16 democrats and four republicans, and 78 women in the house, 58 democrats, 20 republicans. as budget negotiations continued to loom, women were asked whether having equal female representation in congress would have chaed things. >> we would have dealt with that. it's critical to the country. we need to provide certainty for businesses for our families. so they will know what they're looking at over the next year and again as women i think we tend to be consensus builders, we like to get lots of inbuilt then work together to get things done. >> marriage equality laws passed during the election took effect in washington state and maryland as same sex couples lined up to formalize their unions. now the issue goes to the supreme court. earlier in the year the court affirmed the legality of obamacare, also known a
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
barack obama voted against this vision and voted against it very strongly and i think the republicans would put that at risk if they went too far to the middle. >> okay. when we come back, states have changed from kansas to michigan, to rhode island, [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur and don♪ get heartburn in the first place! ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. ♪ >> well, washington may have made a big left turn this year, but in states across the country, another kind of reform i
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
obama voted against this vision and voted against it very strongly and i think the republicans would put that at risk if they went too far to the middle. >> okay. when we come back, states have changed from kansas to michigan, to rhode island, reform is in the air. find out how some states are bucking the washington trend next. thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my motr was so wrong about you. next, we get priory boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with speci perks on united. get it and you're in. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions wh
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 8:00pm PST
entirely to the middle. the ones who did not vote for barack obama voted against this vision and voted against it very strongly. i think the republicans would put that s at risk if they went too far to the middle. >>> when we come back, states of change from kansas to michigan to rhode island. reform is in thes air. find out how some states are bucking the washington trend next. >>> washington may have made a big left turn this year, but in states across the country, another kind of reform is in the air. we begin in mech mitch which this month -- in michigan which was the 24th right to work state. we are back with jason riley and kim strossel and senior economic writer steve moore also joins the panel. steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets of attention. the reforms taking place across the country in a>> lot of states. who are the stars you are looking at? >> i entirely agree with your premise, paul. if you talk about the demise of the republicans on the national level, we are not really seeing that on the state level. 30 republican governors today in americ
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
obama team to get out their vote and is going to be exploited by virtually every merchandiser in america. >> obama's campaign manager and the rest of the team for the ground game they pulled together which the romney team laughed at first. they are not laughing now. >> mark. >> thank you. magnificent. >> is this it? >> let's see what conac has given us. the biggest winner of 2012 vladimir putin. he overcame massive opposition protests, maneuvered through constitutional loopholes, served as president, then prime minister. and then when re-elected as president again of planet earth's biggest nation, russia. vladimir putin biggest winner of 2012. >> "biggest loser," pat? >> general david petraeus. cia most famous general of his generation caught in a honey trap and kwon. >> the nra national rifle association which has no answer to why americans should be allowed to buy and possess assault weapons with rounds they can shoot off and kill little children. >> mark. >> the 23 million americans who remain out of work and have been out of work for a long period of time. >> seldom aidle son who bac
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am PST
this year, partly because president obama won such an overwhelming share of the latino vote, he knows he owes something to that constituency but partly because republicans do not ever again want to get such a low share of the latino vote, and i think there's an opening there. and then i think president obama made a very central promise, which is we can get this economy to work again, not only for the best off among us, but also for the middle class and for the poor, and finding ways to promote shared growth. that involves education, it involves tax policy, it involves job training. i think that is the core promise of obama's second term and that's where he's gonna have to put a lot of attention. >> in your book, our divided political heart, you talk about our historic attention to individual matters and on the other hand, the community, the group. do you see signs now in this climate that the gap between those two ideas can be narrowed? >> well, i thinhistorically we always have as a country. we've always upheld both individualism and community as part of us, and i think what yo
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 2:00am PST
, then you have barack obama's proposal and he wants that up or down vote, and one way or another, he is going to try to get people on the record. >> and joy, before it gets to the house republicans, there are plenty of republicans in the senate who could mess this up, right? even if mcconnell and reid have a deal, there is not a guarantee that there is not a single tea party-backed senator who would stand in the way and say it won't pass me. >> are you giving rand paul the side eye? >> i had him in mind, true. >> and at the end of the day, mitch mcconnell is a better leader of the caucus than boehner is, and mcconnell has controlled the levers of the filibuster process, and the tact that he is meeting with harry reid means there won't be a filibuster and i would be surprised if he could not whip the congress. we have not seen a weaker speaker of the house than john boehner who has essentially thrown up the hands and walked away from the process and the konts tugs constitutional mandate that spending is controlled by the house and not the senate, and he says you guys pass something. t
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
because he's asking them to vote for raising taxes. later on friday, president obama reiterated he wants to reach a broad compromise to cut the deficit so social security cuts remain on the table but in the mean time, the president proposed his own plan b, to extend the bush tax cuts on income under $250,000. >> once this legislation is agreed to, i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers and i will sign the legislation into law before january 1st of next year. it's that simple. >> well, i was surprised by the events this week in terms of the boehner total disaster. i just -- i didn't really get the whole plan from the beginning and i don't understand why you have people vote for a tax increase that mappings to break the pledge that they've all signed but it has no chance of becoming law and clearly, his caucus didn't understand it either. dillon what did you think? >> two things. first and foremost, i think boehner was trying to get action in washington, which we haven't seen and people have been very critical of this move. i thoug
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
, president obama ran very clearly on doing exactly that, won 51% of the vote, 332 electoral college votes, we are probably going to get there the question how much crockery do we break along the way? >> ron that's fine. let's be fair here. we have been negotiating this six weeks, since the election. the president, when i talk to my republican sources say, look, the president hasn't put anything serious on the table still on spending cuts, ron. i think that's, you're right urkts bo, both sides have to give a little bit here, i haven't seen much give on the democrats' side of the aisle here. >> the inability to comp prom my keith stone to democrat circumstance todd, why don't you weigh in on this. what is your feelings with what has to be dealt with by not just this congress but 1913th congress, numerology could worry you a little bit. >> stephen hit the nail on the head, talk about the spending cuts, that actually is not even in existence right now you right now you the top line issue has been about tax revenues and increasing those tax and who it is going to him. realistically though, tho
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> reporter: a combination will kick in on january 1st. if no deal is made, president obama will press congress to vote on a plan c, one keeping tax cuts in place for most americans. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. >> when it comes to the spending cuts, critics are more concerned. they will be cut by $50 million what will be cut is undetermined. >> it's going to affect the operational force that is deployed in terms of its ability to maintain its equipment and to get repair parts and that forces on force is deployed around the world. not just in afghanistan but being reduced. it would impact the training of the force. >> whatever happens, citizens won't so any trouble if congress doesn't act by the new year. they have a few days to act. >>> fair cocks county police made an arrest. the 22-year-old is facing murder charges for stabbing 19- year-old xavier stringfellow to death. the bloody was -- the body was found in the car. the police say the two men didn't know each other before meeting up. >> and what happened or why. you have to look at all the possibilities. >> there was so
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
running is this. we had a nation that voted for obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> that's a good idea. we should raise taxes on the 2% wealthiest people in america. but there's this group of people on the far right that will vote them out of office. they will put up somebody farther right than the people we have in washington and get them out of office. so they're all afraid to vote for a modest tax increase of people who can totally afford it. and that small group of people is dominating this discussion to the detriment of the entire nation. >> john mcccain said this. interesting it has interestingly become clear that the party is against everything and for nothing. nothing on taxes to you. nothing on gun control. nothing on climate change. nothing only gay marriage. nothing on immigration reform on incremental peace approach which will result in nothing. it's a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. it may be how you disrupt, but it is now how you govern or how you ever hope to regain a majority. listen to these strategists from the
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
house wanted all along? >> well, it is and it's president obama's way of saying, look, vote on his basic proposal, the proposal that would extend middle-class tax cut, deal with spending cuts. it's a basic plan that the president is calling for. something similar has already passed so the white house feels confident that what the president is calling for could again pass through the senate and get through the house. in order for that to happen, richard, that would involve every single democrat in the house voting for it as well as about 30 republicans. so the question is could they actually get that many republicans to vote for this pack am that the president is calling for. but politically what he is doing is essentially saying this is the plan i'm putting forth, let's get it through the senate and if it fails, it will fail through the senate house, letting republicans own that failure. putting it in a box. president obama giving the lawmakers here two options. one, to come up with their own alternative proposal. of course, that's something senate majority leader harry reid will w
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am PST
through on an up or down vote. reid said in a at the same time, "at president obama's request, i am readying a bill for a vote by monday that will prevent a tax hike on middle class families, making up to $250,000, and that will include the additional critical provisions outlined by president obama." president obama pointed out the danger of inaction. >> the economy is growing, but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. the housing market is recovering, but that could be impacted if folks are seeing smaller paychecks. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since 2008. but already, you're seeing businesses and consumers starting to hold back, because of the dysfunction that they see in washington. >> the president's stern statement echoed the concerns of the american people, who are tired of washington gridlock. >> outside of washington, nobody understands how it is, that this seems to be a repeat pattern, over and over again. ordinary folks, they do their jobs. they meet deadlines. they sit down and they discuss things and then things ha
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
mormon faith, it was not going to be enough to sway them from voting for obama. and the level of enthusiasm was relatively strong, even all the way into the final weeks of the campaign. it was not a lot of evidence that was a problem for them. i think the broader concern at related to the primaries and it from these past experience was that he had a favorability problem. he just was not an appealing candidates. not in terms of firing up the ideological base but appealing to the average american. by august his favorability ratings were still deeply negative territory. he had 37 percent of voters viewing him favorably. that is a -15 margin. we have never seen a presidential candidates be that- that late in an election cycle. you could go through the previous candidates whether it is bob dole who lost by a wide margin in 1996, john kerry, john mccain @ -- none of them was in negative territory. all of them few them more favorably than unfavorably. this was something we have not seen before. part of that reflects the greater polarization of american politics right now. it used to be
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
it or solve the problem. if you remember in 2007 when barack obama was in the senate, he voted for poison pill amendments in the senate that actually killed any kind of immigration reform where the senators were -- were not able to get anything done because the republicans walked away once the pro labor union amendments passed in the senate. those amendments passed 48 to 47 and barack obama was the deciding vote. >> senator, let me get you in on this, do you sense a will in the senate to get something done, immigration reform? do you sense in the republican party there is a need to get immigration reform done because it really hung up republicans certainly during the election? >> well i do sense that. i've worked and discussed these issues with marco rubio who's taking a leadership role in that. one of the other things the president talked about today was energy. i'm from an energy state and the energy committee and his actions are different than his words. he continues to block the keystone pipeline which would help us in terms of energy security and bringing more jobs to america,
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
they're not going to vote for something that raises taxes and that puts president obama and house republicans at loggerhead. >> i'm listening to what you say about the republicans and they have changed the limits, willing to accept higher taxes on certain taxpayers. further than they had gone previously. and the president, do you think it's an all or nothing proposition or -- he had said there was wiggle room last weekend. >> he did but i don't know what that wiggle room is because as you mentioned, speaker boehner, who is not one of those people who is standing there promising to not raise taxes on anyone, he's in the middle, trying to negotiate it. he's worked very hard. he came up with proposals that democrats sported -- supported two and four years ago. he put forth a proposal that was identical to one that nancy pelosi had suggested back when it was her idea. and the president just simply dismissed it out of hand. he said raising taxes on only people mdking $1 million or more a year isn't going to cut it. and so i don't really -- i don't see how, given the things that harry r
WETA
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
little people were expecting the voting, the sort of, the electoral body that made obama's victory possible. i mean, i think there was -- no one was talking about the sort of numbers that showed up for obama. no one was predicting the diversity of the vote. no one was predicting that sort of the republican strategy for securing a romney victory would come to grief so kind of spectacularly. i mean, i'm telling you. even the communities who came out to vote, i think, were shocked by their own numbers and by their own power. i mean, when you look at the cuban community in florida, a community that has historically voted super conservative and suddenly see an entirely new generation voting, and you see those numbers that they put up for obama. it was extraordinary. and i think that a lot of folks have very poor sense of what's happening in this country on the ground. i mean, they're kind of all the way up here, whether it's age, class, institutional divisions. and they don't really have a real kind of panoramic or even a deep view of the real sort of granular shifts that have occurred
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
they don't know how to pass bills or they don't like passing laws. they voted to repeal obama care more than 30 times. >> yeah, 33 times. >> 33 times, as if there's some type of rule that if the house passes a bill more than two dozen times. so they know how to bring a bill to florida and they know how to vote on it. but i think clarence is right. that some of this is ie dee logical. and the second least productive congress since the 1940s was gingrich's right after the '94 revolution. u you know, they came in. they don't think government works and then they set about and they prove it. >> now, clarence, despite all of this, the president is saying he's optimistic. listen to this. >> i'm modest ply optimistic th an agreement can be achieved. nobody is going to get a hundred percent of what they want. but let's make sure that middle class families and the american economy and, in fact, the world economy aren't adversely impacted because people can't do their jobs. >> are you optimistic, clarence? >> well, at this point, i'm so pessimistic by getting a deal on monday, it's just too s
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm EST
statement. mrs. obama's exhibitions of minority vote suppression or racially divisi and show a dangerous disregard for the troops. we are aware of no evidence of actual voter suppression.r if she has some issues to disclose. by the way, we have not heard from the justice department on this issue at all. given his history that we certainly would have if there waslth any incident of voter suppression. our next guest defense the tough voter id law say it is a paramount important that we protect the integrity of the process and make sure voter irregularities and voter fraud is eliminating. joining us now, attorney general of south carolina, great to have you with us.at first, your reaction to what the first lady had to sy. >> i obviously disagree with the first lady.with in every state i looked at, georgia, indiana are two states, section five, one is not a section five states. when they have had laws with a federal id for theoter registration card actually minority that is a went up in subsequent elections and participation.s. lou: when you talk about the five states, those are states becau
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
vote here in the senate and mitch mcconnell says it's time for president obama to lead. the threshold question is, can something pass the house of representatives? can john boehner put something on the floor that needs the majority of democrat support that will not get republican support and none to speak of that would allow taxes to go up for people making more than $250,000 or 400,000 as was in the president's last offer and the answer to that question remains very, very unlikely. so we are where we are. this ain't schoolhouse rock, that's for sure. it's not like the house passes a bill, the senate passes a bill. this is a stand yau and the looks like the ultimate version of white house gridlock. >> right. and you mentioned the threshold. we have senator murkily on later today to talk about how crucial the filibuster is. i want to go right to steve kornaki here. we talk about the weather sometimes because it's more fun than politics. i want to play some sound about how cold the weather can get whenever harry reid and mitch mcconnell are in the same room. take a listen to this. >> wh
NBC
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
leadership is divided over the country's future. today was the final vote on president obama morsi's draft constitution. it expected to pass. >>> he was convicted one of the largest vatican security breaches. today he pardoned the former butler. he vilted him in prison today and after the meeting, he was freed to return to his vatican city apartment. he was convicted of stealing and leaking private papal documents. he told investigators he wanted to expose evil and corruption in the church. >>> lots of people doing their last-minute shopping to day. some children in montgomery county were shopping with police officers. we're going to tell you why. plus, we'll have the very chilly christmas forecast. >>> kids in maryland got help with their holiday shopping from some local law enforcement. montgomery county police officers paired up with the kids to do last minute shopping. the officers helped kids pick out holiday gifts for their families. this is all part of the heroes and helpers program that strives to foster good relationships between law enforcement and the community. >> reaching out
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
know that obama's vote base wants to own a home? have possessions? be economically independent? and i think we as a party have to sort of humble ourselves. i tell the story about washington and those two farmers for a practical reason. we need to relax a little bit and go out and actually listen to the people of california. you think the average latino likes the fact that l.a. unified is a disaster? do you think they like the fact that sacramento's owned by the lobbyists? do you think they're thrilled to pay higher and higher taxes for fewer and fewer jobs? or do you think maybe they don't have any sense that they're allowed to have a conversation with us? and that maybe starts with us going and sitting down with them and saying, so tell me about your dreams, tell me about your hopes. i think you'd be shocked. i have a great story, i can't use the guy's name. he's a democratic consultant -- and it wouldn't be fair to him because he told me one night, but he happened to be hired by the traditional party which had run mexico since 1929. and he went down, this was just before vicente fox
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
you. >> no. >> you are huge obama supporters. >> yeah. i voted because they say if romney win we get no more food stamps. we need obama. >> these next four years going to listen to him. what happened in the first four years? >> i don't know. i was i actually voted for mccain. >> that was four years ago. >> i know but did i. >> when obama was growing up here he said there was a lot of racial issues. how would you define the racial scene here in law. >> i'm white. i get it sometime when i'm in the line of surfing. >> you are white? >> yeah. >> african-americans were not widely populating our schools. they were mostly located in the military family. >> i had some issues with race. we have all had issues. >> he he said he experimented with pot and some times cocaine. >> the late '70s in hawaii drugs were available. >> i saw you just a second ago smoking something out of a glass pipe. >> yes. >> what was that. >> that was my cigarette pipe. >> tobacco. >> well, tobacco. >> you and i have this thing going on it's great. >> you can feel it? >> can i feel it. >> don't make any sudden moves.
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> when a president is seeking a second term voters have clear options, stay the course or throw the bum out. so what 2012, karen in the end, was it a referendum or a choice? that's the question that we kept having. >> it was the exact question we kept asking a year ago. given the state of the economy, given how most people felt whether the country was on the right track, it should have been a referendum on barack obama's performance. but his campaign was determined to make it a choice between him and mitt romney. and what was really remarkable is by time election day rolled around, the election had almost become a referendum on mitt romney. gwen: yeah, funny how they turned that around. after it was all over, a lot of the things we didn't believe during the campaign, the obama people said oh, we figured this out. we know who our voters are. we know where to spend the money. we thought they were boasting.
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
against barack obama. >> if you've got a business, you didn't build that. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planets. my promise is to help you and your family. >> when you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. 47% who are with him. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> when a president is seeking a second term voters have clear options, stay the course or throw the bum out. so what 2012, karen in the end, was it a referendum or a choice? that's the question that we kept having. >> it was the exact question we kept asking a year ago. given the state of the economy, given how most people felt whether the country was on the right track, it should have been a referendum on barack obama's performance. but his campaign was determined to make it a c
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST
popular vote probably would have been a pointless. people ask how important obama's reaction, handling of sandy was, 9% said it was the most important issue. i think 18% said it was one of the most important issues. a very high number. if you look at the trajectory of the polls, it clearly had an effect, but i do not think it was a decisive effect. i think the roots of the defeat of romney were a lot deeper than that. >> chris christie is a harbinger of the future in a sense. he is an imperfect messenger because he has a weight problem and a little bit too much of a mouth on him, but set into the american people that the american people do not care about politics, and they want them to accomplish things and get things done -- that is a powerful message both sides have shied away from. he went right for it. i think that is the future. >> mitt romney is also guilty of some self-inflicted wounds. democrats tried to define him a certain way, but he defined himself. he defined himself clearly through that 47% remark he made in florida, but he was a plutocrat, and he talked the way
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
recovering in england. >>> number 1, president barack obama. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> after a long, and we mean long and bitter campaign, president obama won reelection in 2012. the president won the supreme court of stamp of approval for his health care reform program and made history with this statement. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> as 2012 comes to a close, the president joined in grief with a community shocked by senseless violence. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> brook baldwin, cnn, atlanta. >> president obama, also "time" magazine's person of the year. don't miss our top 10 special as cnn revisits the stories that captured our nation's attention. don lemon shares the biggest stories in crime, politics, money and even the most scandalous. the top 10 of 2012 is tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. >>> 30 minutes after the hour. good news for anyone hitting the road for the holidays. gas prices have dropped by nearly 12 cents over the last two weeks. the average cost
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama is making alternative plans in case congress does not vote on a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. nearly every american's paycheck is about to shrink until they prevent the tax hikes from kicking in january 1st. >> while conditional leaders work on a way to avoid it, president obama said he will propose another vote in case they don't vote on it. >> i will urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote that -- on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hikes and extends unemployment americans look for a job and lays the ground work for more economic growth andç deficit reduction. i believe suchmy a proposal coud pass both house was bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> republican house speaker john boehner said he's willing to bend on raising taxes for the wealthiest americans to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> don't be surprised if you come across a dui checkpoint in your neighborhood over the next few days. the highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies have their checkpoints in place. they will con
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 9:00pm EST
vote on the budget. the republins took them into putting obama's budget out and then they voted against it. they haven't put together a budget because they cannot reelect the democrat majority of the senate in 2024. if everyone of those senators had actually stake out a position as being in favor of obama and his taxes and spending. gerri: i don't understand why people aren't marching on the hill. i really don't. this is what we hired them for, to iron out these differences, and no one is doing the job. let's take a look at the numbers for folks that are married. if you make $50,000 per year, you'll pay an additional $2000 in taxes. if you pay $100,000, an additional $446 in taxes. the list goes on. you make it to make a million dollars, an additional $50,000 in taxes. this will cause people to reinve the way th lived day-to-day. i don't see why people are upset abt this. they should be. but all of the tax cut that you just mentioned, it is due to the disappearance of the bush tax cuts. the democrats all voted against the bush tax cuts. so they voted to keep those tax increases,
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
the best we can and that was made very clear in the white house. >> reporter: president obama says it's important for congress to vote on some type of package before the fiscal cliff deadline expires. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an upor -- up or down vote, one that protects the middle class from a hike, extends insurance to 2 million americans looking for a job and lays the groundwork for future cooperation on more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> the current congress only be in session until january 3rd. after that, 13 new senators and 82 new house members will take over and inherit this huge problem, right out of the congressional gate. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >> critics are most concerned about the -- spending will be cut by more than $50 billion but exactly what is cut is still to be determined. >> going to affect the operational force that's deployed in terms of its ability to maintain its equipment, to get repair parts and that forces --
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
vote than any candidate since ronald reagan in 1994 beating obama among white voters. by 14 points among white women. five points among independents. he won all the groups by more than george w. bush did in 2004. but he lost the election by a wider margin than john kerry. why? because the composition of the electorate changed. as the obama campaign predicted more than a year ago, the white portion dropped from 2008 to 72% in 2012. the president carried nearly eight in ten nonwhite voters including astounding 71% of latinos, 73% of the asian voters and 93% of black voters. remains a real question why the democratic nominee can hold the obama coalition together but the republican party is right to be reexamining the relationship with minorities. finally, lesson four, don't ignore the data. the polls matter and more are right than wrong. though public polling consistently showed the president ahead, the romney campaign sin veerly believed that romney would win. why? they assumed it would be wider and older than it was. the enthusiasm numbers favored them but they didn't have enough vo
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> kate, house speaker john boehner is calling lawmakers back to washington on sunday with the votes scheduled for early evening. right now, there is no fiscal agreement for them to vote on. with the nation teetering on the brink, president obama return to washington to work on a deal. >> the american people have a right to be upset with this congress. >> the finger pointing continues with democratic leaders accusing house speaker john boehner of putting his political ambitions ahead of the country's fiscal help. >> it is obvious what he is doing. he is waiting until january 3 to get reelected as speaker before entering serious negotiations. >> boehner says that senator reid should "talk less and legislate more." >> republicans have spent over backwards. we have stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. >> the standoff continues. >> right now, the house and senate are in the blame game. each says the onus is on each other to cover the fiscal cliff. >> both sides hope for a deal, but hopes are fading. and some observers say the deal is more likely after the new year after the tax cuts
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
president obama is making alternative plans in case congress does not vote on a compromise to avoid the physical cliff. nearly every american's paycheck is about to shrink until they prevent the tax hikes from kicking in january 1st. president obama said he will propose another vote in case they don't vote on it. >> i will urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote that protects the middle class from an income tax hikes and extends unemployment americans look for a job and lays progress for more economic growth and deficit reduction. i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> republican house speaker john boehner said he's willing to bend on raising tax force the wealthiest americans to avoid the physical cliff. >>> don't be surprised if you come across a dui checkpoint in your neighborhood over the next few days. the highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies have their checkpoints in place. >>> a bay area law maker is proposing a new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the roadway
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 4:15pm EST
republican critique comes out in mitt romney's 47% comments and his notion that obama gave up a bunch of gifts and that is why we voted for him. i'm waiting for my gift. anybody get a gift? anybody in the room? [applause] >> something interesting happened. the great fear, the reagan revolution, charles murray wrote in the 80s in a book called losing ground, it tried to put facts behind ronald reagan saying we fought a war on poverty and poverty won. he basically argued the welfare state had hurt poor people particularly african-americans by discouraging marriage, encouraging laziness, encouraging people to have children out-of-wedlock. he put all the blame on poverty programs. as i was writing this book charles murray writes another book called coming apart:the state of white america and charles murray is now basically saying the same thing about white lower class, really working class men, white men, that he was saying about african-americans in the 80s, that they are working less and getting married less frequently not because of any change in the economy or in culture but because they
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am PST
. >> katie: president obama is making alternative plans in case congress does not vote to avoid the cliff. president obama says if lawmakers don't reach a deal he will propose a different vote. >> i will urge the senate to hold an upper down vote to basic package, extends unemployment insurance and lays the ground works for future progress on more economic growth and deficit reduction. i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as they let it come to vote. >>> don't be surprised if you come across the jeiy checkpoint in the next couple of days. local law enforcement agencies have launched their annual crackdown a drunk drivers, indictment will are already in place. a bay area lawmaker is voting for tested solution to get repeat drunk drivers off the highways. a proposal that is being used in assisted states. >> the thinking behind the proposed crackdown is address what state senator jerry hill says the high rate of drunk drivers that don't modify their behavior. he cites statistics, most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000 d.u.i.
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
speaker boehner never had the votes anyway. whatever deal he would have struck with the obama administration assert he has failed and would not have been able to get sufficient votes or he would have relied so heavily on democratic votes to do so that he ran the risk of an insurrection. there is a meeting during the whole showdown over the debt ceiling in which some of honor's closest allies that in the speaker's office and said to him, john, if you come back with the teal the fashion with obama that doesn't get more than 100 posts or so, canters already started a whisper campaign against you. we saw it happen with speaker gingrich and it can happen to you. honor took that to heart and what are they from the deal shortly after that. >> interplay between the leadership of the public site, but i have to ask this based on what she said. the president was initially not the record interview to "the des moines register" editorial board seeking an ultimately did not get endorsement of that paper. one of the things he said was deeply cheap to get hit a grand bargain struck on the debt
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
planting the seed, my vote for best political move is the obama campaign's decision to hammer mitt romney as an out-of-touch politrcat from the very beginning. baz r because they did that, it made a powerful video even more powerful because it confirmed everything that the obama campaign had been saying about the republican nominee from moment one. >> crystal? >> three words. please proceed, governor. second debate after the president had a lackluster performance in the first debate. and the second debate, he really came out swinging. and mitt romney thought he had him on the ropes with the benghazi nonsense. the president just let him proceed. not only was that a great, brilliant move in that moment, but it also but it was also em blematic of how he just had to let mitt romney talk. and it was so objectionable to the american people that they definitely wanted to go in a different direction. >> so please proceed governor from the second presidential debate. >> you got it. >> well, i think that probably i would say the best move of the year i would have to say was the campaign ground game
CNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
republicans can vote present, the middle class still gets their same rate, president obama gets what he wanted with the tax hike on the rich, and they can say, look, we gave him what he wanted. this is his now. >> you can't take $500 billion out of this year's economy without any serious consequences. i mean, it'll be about $500 billion. you can't, that's going to hurt. that could threaten the recession. >> there's no doubt if we go over the cliff and it stays there's a recession in the first six, possibly nine months, there's no doubt about it. >> they've got to make a deal. they've got to. >> i think what they're leaning -- part of the reason the president said what he said is that i think there is hope that they might do a patch, essentially. >> all right. >> so sort of -- and sort of lay out some parameters for -- >> a verbal agreement. a verbal? >> clearly a big -- a big deal is not happening. >> i've got to get out of here. >> we've been patching for two years. >> ever since ronald reagan came into office. anyway, dan greenhaus, thank you very much, karen, katie, please don't go a
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
. senator harry reid has not passed budgets. president obama's budgets have been voted on 3 times, the final vote tally, 0-610. so getting back to your first question, have i seen a plan out of this president that would be an obvious yes from us? i haven't seen any specific plan. all i have seen is demagoguery and a few numbers thrown out, whether it's $800 billion over 10 years or $1 of revenue for $3 of spending cuts, but nothing specific that we need to see to hammer this thing out. >> he says the onus is on congress, this is your job to get done. he said in the clip we just had, if it doesn't get done, the people who are going to pay are the senior who is will lose out on benefits that they are enjoying. is that an accurate representation of what will happen? >> no! this country needs presidential leadership. the house has passed two budgets that would spend $7 trillion less than what president obama's budgets were proposed at. again, remember president obama's budgets didn't get a vote from a member of his own party. we do need -- we know -- we understand that his balanced approach is p
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 1:00am PST
primary, then senators clinton and obama, they fought about it. they even ended up voting on opposite sides of the issue when it came up for a vote that summer. fisa, and whether or not we already have a government with too much power to spy on us, whether or not there should be more congressional and judicial oversight of that power, whether or not more should be done to protect people's privacy, our country's been having been fights over that tough for years now. but you know what happened today in congress? congress, despite being stalled on pretty much everything, today congress extended fisa, extended the federal government spying powers and did it quickly, like that. the republican-led house passed a bill in the fall with a little help from democrats and the senate passed it today in an overwhelming vote of 73 yeas to 23 nays. president obama is expected to sign it. if you are a civil liberties guy, there was good news and bad news in this debate. the good news is that there were a bunch of privacy amendments, including one from democratic senator ron wyden of oregon. his amendm
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
white house wanted all along? >> well, it is. it's president's obama's way of saying vote on his basic proposal. it would extend in employment insurance benefit and deal with unemployment insurance cuts. >> so the question is, could they actually get that many republicans to vote for this package that the president is calling for? >> but politically, what he is doing is essentially saying this is the plan that i'm putting forth. let's get it through the senate and if it fails, it will fail in the republican-led house. essentially having rely cans having owned that failure. >> i didn't hear also about the debt ceiling that the treasury secretary was just saying we need to raise pretty much any day now. is this going to be the next couple of months in terms of this debate? does the white house have a strategy for dealing with both in the next phase? >> well, they're quite clear that there's probably just too much at this point to put that in this initial package, specifically the debt ceiling. that they're saying there's probably no way that they're going to be able to address that
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
not. on december 31st when both party members release their voters to vote their conscience, they save americans from a tax hike. >> the gallup poll shows 54% approve of how president obama is handling the vote, 26% approve of how speaker boehner is handling negotiations. 45% democratic leaders approve and 26% gop leaders approve of how they're handling the situation. chief washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times," and robert reich. he's also the author of "beyond outrage." john, you can tell us all the maneuverings and meetings that have gone on all day between the house administration and their staff. just catch us up on everything, john, all the big news that happened today. >> right here, lawrence. nothing. nothing happened. but i have to say, though, i'm still with bill crystal and that 50% tooth fairy crowd in thinking the republican leadership in the senate and then, as a result of that, in the house are going to decide that they've already taken enough punishment. the punishment will get worse after january 1st and that ultimately they will ac
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
increases that are coming. >> chris: you would vote for the stripped-down obama plan. >> i would go for what the speaker tried to do late last week and try to get the number up, and, yes, the tax increase on the wealthy, i would try to protect investments as much as possible and keep dividends at reasonable rates, and, do the amt patch and a reasonable deal on state taxes, but i'm a squish on this, and totally, you have to make -- you have to make the best of a bad situation and i think what will happen, incidentally, is republicans will be faced by monday, on december 31st with having to vote on a much worse proposal, than the one they didn't give speaker boehner the majority for. >> chris: plan b. >> harry reid will pass through the senate on thursday or friday, the tax hike on everybody over $250,000 and republicans will have a choice on monday in the house of, letting it coming to a vote, the speaker probably has to and b, will they lose 20 or 30 republicans to join the democrats, and, to pass it or not and i think it is the worst outcome, but, that is what happens, when, republican
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
important. >> andrea: but if obama gets his way revenue coming in. [ overauk. this >> eric: you vote the raise it from the house. i'm glad you said pay the bills because it will have women out there, if we go over the fiscal cliff if we go orve the cliff, find a sugar daddy to help you. listen to this. >> instead of feeling powerless, attractive women are improving their situation by dating successful men. seeking arrangement.com over 1 million women discovered beauty is an ascend to transcend any fiscal cliff. on seeking arrangements the average man is 39, college educated and spend over $3,000 pampering the woman he is dating. why date regular guys when it's more fun and rewarding to be with generous men instead? >> bob: where is the sugar momma. >> andrea: i love the line if you feel powerless when you find yourself a sugar daddy. are you offended by this? >> andrea: are they lying? 1 million people out there? don't give you my ail usa name? just kidding. i have never been on the site but it's crazy. shows the state of affairs that we are in at this point. >> bob: this is fascinating.
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am EST
] [ applause ] the president got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic mannequins. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk in it. i'd like to see him turn this mother out for a change. i heard a lot of people sail over the last few weeks that if obama wins, they're going to move to canada. how come nobody threatens to move to mexico? [ laughter ] must be depressing for them. they're just as close. they're closer to us here. the presidential election is that special time every four years when americans gather around their tvs to be reminded where the states are on a map. [ laughter ] when did they put vermont up in th
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. obviously the 47% did vote for president obama and another 5%. that's why he is being sworn in for a second term. well, a new year is a bit of an artificial milestone. it is not like the weather suddenly changes or people behave differently just because they flip to a new calendar, but a new year gives us an opportunity to hit the reset button. to use it as the starting line for better behavior. maybe just to try and forget and put some bad moments behind us and look forward to better times. 2012 was not a year that i am going to remember as you probably think i will. you see, i am not going to look back and think about benghazi, the re-election of barack obama, the political conventions. most certainly i am not going to think about gangnam rap. no. i will define 2012 by things far more important than any of those things. the birth of my granddaughter and my grandson's first birthday are much bigger events for me. if i am still around in 25 years , i promise i wonts be watching -- i won't be watching youtube videos of katy perry or reading vampire novels orie living my own -- or re
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 3:30pm PST
obama, a dignified elderly 92 year old woman named bernice opened the door in my get out the vote identification, identified her supporting equality. and she looked at me and she looked at my official obama pen that said lgbt for obama and she looked at me with tears in her eyes and she said, our time has really come, hasn't it? we both cried. that moment with bernice takes some of the pain of this day away. on this day i always feel a heightened affinity with my uncle for this was that night 34 years ago that i had to first reflect on my own conversations with harvey. anyone who has had conversations with harvey will know, you cannot get away easy. and he didn't let me as a teenager get away easy either. i had to reflect about the meaning of those conversations. it was a day that i had to look hard at what his love and guidance would mean to me that that was gone, that i could only think of the words and the conversations that we had. my uncle was moved by all extraordinary heroes of authenticity that he would see, particularly when it wasn't pretty or easy for them. that is in m
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 12:30pm PST
reelection of barack obama. as "ti" magine plus a cover story states, barack obama will be the first democrat in more than 75 years to win a majority of the popular vote twice. mitt romney has to be asking himself, giving the magnitude of the president's problems and the great numbers of americans who believe the country was headed in the wrong direction, "how did i lose?" as the republican national convention, a vermont couple took the stage to describe how mitt romney helped their terminally ill son settle his fairs, but their story never meant it to tv. instead, the voters saw this. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i cannot tell him to do that. [laughter] >> that is a symptom of what went wrong in the campaign, and yet, as we observe here, we noted that the president was vulnerable at so many levels. the economic recovery moving at a snail's pace. there was great opposition to the affordable care act, obamacare, if you will. he bombed in the first debate. what thewas e ke to the obama victory? >> the obama campaign was a brilliant, disciplined campaign. it had a very narrow
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
is going to go to obama. >> obam is going to get 299 votes and obammal win. >> but it's not always serious, as you regular fans of the show know, so we have had a lot of fun, too. watch this. >> we hit the budweiser tent, no beer, though. >> you know me, mamma loves some fried chicken. i came to the motherland of all chicken. it is de-licious. >> how is boca raton -- i have always wanted to visit mexico -- is it nice? >> beautiful, greg. in florida, not mexico. >> big bird. take her. >> dorothy -- maker. >> communist! >> caller: oh, yeah. okay. >> 45 million people -- unemployed i. 45 million. >> greg, you can't eat him -- >> please, he's a good boy. >> no shaking. >> he's six weeks old. he's cute, though, right? >> iave another bad phrase of the day. comfortable in my own skin. >> when are you going to ban the phrase gratuitous. >> as in the photos i have of you? >> yeah, right. >> the president has a big steak. >> i don't want see what is so funny. >> my nickname for you is honey boo-boo. >> do you think politics can ruin relationships? >> i surely do. >> have you ever been snoop
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
to come to a responsible compromise. >> i think that's totally right, kimberly. in november we voted for obama's super size government. so what is the fiscal cliff? the fiscal cliff is the check. it's the tab after the buffet of all that spending. so the irony is everyone in the beltway thinks it's so terrible we are going over the fiscal cliff because it's so irresponsible. well, ironically it's the opposite. the whole point of the fiscal cliff is when the fiscal cliff is cleared and we jump over it, we are getting rid of all the accounting game mix, the temporary stings of things that allow congress to pretend it's being fiscally responsible when it's not. what's going to happen? a lot of taxes will go up but taxes will go up on everybody, not injure the guy around the tree that's paying for everything but everyone will have to pay. and then folks will realize the government we are voting for costs us money too. >> that's the thing. if we don't go over the cliff and they don't reach a compromise, what will happen? they can't afford to keep spending like this. won't spending have to
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
very instructive as to what we are able to accomplish. >> if it doesn't work president obama wants lawmakers to vote on what would essentially be plan c. here is what it would include. focusing on three key area. keeping tax cuts for those making $250,000 a year or less. extending unemployment benefits and it would delay dramatic spending cuts until later next year. the top senate republican recognizes this is a critical time. >> we are engaged in discussions the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to o his conference and so we will be working hard to try to see he if we can get there in the next 24 hours. >> among the questions to be answered, what level do you set extending the bush tax cuts? $250,000 income? $500,000 or $750,000. that will all get hammered out this sundby, by this sunday when house lawmakers are set to return. failure or a bad deal could have major economic impact if the markets react poorly. greta? >> gr
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
against evil. today she's recovering in england. number one. president obama. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> after a long and we mean long and bitter campaign, president obama won re-election. in 2012, the president also won the supreme court stamp of approval for his health care reform program and made history with this statement. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. ♪ >> as 2012 comes to a
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
they vote for president obama for another four years will basically be voting against obstructionist and the republicans will get the message and they will walk in a sultry fashion toward the center of. >> i can see that happening at all. >> no, no and if that is her talking point and they are siding with the. >> are you optimistic to say that governor romney would have one that there is and you waiting for him after he gets into office? >> no, no i'm not and i wrote a story for "the new york times magazine" on governor romney and specifically on his kind of governor that appeared three weeks ago or so. the way that the piece concludes is by, i interviewed a number of people and particularly the more conservative republicans and they were licking their chops and said this would be a great moment for them if mitt romney wins. a moment for them to legislate very aggressively a conservative agenda and my question to several of them was, what if that's not so? what it president-elect romney decides that he will govern more in the mode of his first two years when he was governor of massac
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
. tax cuts expire, sequestration, they kick it down the road. if president obama then says i'm going to put in tax cuts for anyone making under $250,000 a year. i'm going to call them obama tax cuts. will runs say no to voting for a tax cut? >> well, the interesting question is of course what this comes with. we're at the beginning of a conversation not at the end of a conversation. because we have to decide what to do with the bush tax cuts. that's one thing. we have to decide to do -- what to do with a trillion dollar of obamacare tax increases. very few people are talking about this but there's a trillion dollars of tax increases obamand ad demonstration passed before the last election and 90% of those hikes were delayed until after the president got himself reelected. then we have massive spending, $8 trillion in debt that obama's running up the next decade. republicans have several tools. right now we have very well leverage in the debate over the fiscal cliff because that stuff happens automatically but the idea of a debt ceiling increase, they've told obama if you want a trillion
NBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
his budgets. boehner will be tip o'neill. obama needs to be ronald reagan. would vote for revenues, including tax rate hikes, even though i don't like them to save the country from becoming greece but i'm not going to set aside the 1.2 trillion in cuts. any hope of going over the fiscal cliff must start in the senate. not one democrat would support the idea that we could protect 99% of americans from a tax increase. boehner's plan b i thought made as soon as. to my republican kcolleagues, te the ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want, that's a good day. i lime simpson-bowles. the president is going to get tax rate hikes. to my republican colleagues, if we can protect 99% of the public from a tax hike that, is not a tax increase in my book. chuck, maybe you and me and some other people in the senate can find a way to find this on the short term but on the long term there's not going to be a deal any time soon. >> you think we're going to go over the cliff? >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tree. the big chance at the big deal is at the debt ceiling. th
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
people voted for president obama. what is clear and true is if you look at white men, white men are overwhelmingly the single group of americans that is most antagonistic toward president obama. i think he got 30% + of white men to vote for him. he was down in those categories, but white men are the heart and soul of it. you say he is the most divisive. i think we live in very divisive times in terms of our politics, in terms of our media spending it is highly polarized here in the congress. people who do not want to compromise see compromise as a dirty word and are worried they are threatened by the other side spending the whole idea of politics having to see good in the other side and were there is possibility of common ground has gone away. i do not think you are wrong in saying that president obama's era is one of the most divisive in american history and i question whether or not he has a divisive personality. i think his approval ratings in terms of -- he is close to 50%. personally, there are lots of americans including white men who like him, but they do not like his policy.
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
, craig. it takes 60 votes to do almost anything in the u.s. senate. for president obama calling for an up or down vote, for the senate which rarely happens he would be saying if any republican or groups of republicans ends up blocking the legislation, they would be the ones who would be blamed for going over the fiscal cliff and luke russert just outlined something else, too, if you even get 60 votes that then goes to the house the question is does house speaker john boehner and republicans allow that to come to the vote. if they don't, they'll be the ones to get the blame. so president obama was using his bully pulpit and the statement he gave yesterday and he'll be on "meet the press" tomorrow and even his weekly radio address all on this political topic. >> this pressure by the president on congress, how will this play out when it's time to start negotiations on the debt ceiling because best we can all tell, the raising of the debt limit will not be a part of any deal so we'll be having similar conversations in february. could there be resentment on the other side of the aisle? >> o
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
didn't vote. i was apathetic. i didn't vote until, i don't know, recently. obama primaries, obama/hillary was the first time i voted. one of the reasons i voted. i wonder if it's what happened with the black community, all the candidates were the same. i didn't know about politics and i was lazy. did you know karl rove is rigging elections and trying to make it so you don't vote. i signed up and voted. every time i vote, i'm like go to hell rove. i vote. if people are work thag hard to suppress your vote, maybe your voice matters. >> you hit on the magical part. the evil folks in the room, we are going to disenfranchise the vote, they didn't realize the civil rights movement wasn't that far gone. all of a sudden, all black people came out saying you know we died for the vote. go out there and vote. vote now. >> every person in a civil rights march came out and was like, vote. they didn't realize how that works. >> it was shocking how many young people who weren't part. they felt that sense of, okay, they may not be perfect choices. part of it certainly was the voter suppression. t
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
way to the left of president obama in terms of iran sanctions. >> the iran sanctions votes which got 92 and 97 votes in the senate and he voted against. there is a letter signed by 99 senators, every other senator that he refused to sign. on israel, he talked about the jewish lobby in 2006. for a republican president to nominate someone talk about the jewish lobby having too much influence would that person be thought appropriate to be secretary of defense? i don't think so. i think senator hagel won't be nominated by president obama. he likes president obama and they went on this trip together and he liked the idea of having a republican and all that but republicans aren't for him and a lot of democrats are privately telling the white house what are you doing to us? we don't want to vote for this guy. if you are liberal democrat what do you want chuck hagel for? it is not like he was there for them and now they are supposed to walk the plank because president obama personally thinks it would be cute to have a republican as secretary of defense. >> chris: kirsten, how much troubl
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
voted for the final report. that proposed almost $3 trillion in spending cuts. president obama's last offer the one that the republicans rejected was less than $1 trillion in spending cuts. we checked. that would be less than 2% of the $44 trillion the government will spend over the next decade. again, is that the best democrats can do? 2% of all of the spending over the next decade? >> you know, this conversation to me is exactly what is wrong in washington. i mean just listen to the conversation you have is just had. it is he said, she said, blame the other guy. look, i tried to be constructive here and lay out an actual plan to get us nearly $4 trillion by taking the offers that are on the table. speaker boehner and the president were so close and then speaker boehner went off on plan b. i never understood why. had no prospect of succeeding. it did not succeed even in his own caucus. now, the question. >> chris: but you are not answering my question. >> because i tell you something because we only have nine days left here. when are we going to get serious about actual solution
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
signed by president obama imposing travel restrictions. the vote now goes to vladimir putin who's expected to sign it into law. >>> egyptian .mohamed morsi has signed the country's newly approved constitution into law. the upper house of parliament has convened its first session under the new charter. the new constitution was approved with more than 63% of the vote in two rounds of voting. turnout was low. the charter has polarized the country and resulted in sometimes violent protests. critics say it doesn't represent women, minorities and other groups. >>> there's a familiar face in the japanese prime minister's office. the parliament elected shinzo abe to lead the country five years after he abruptly resign. abe says his first mission is turning the country's economy around. and he's calling for safety tests on all nuclear plants. abe is the leader of the conservative liberal democratic party. he's japan's seventh prime minister in six years. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odo
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
i was at the newbury i was looking for michelle obama is voting records if i could find out who was the first person to vote? it was hopeless but i stumbled across a book that had voter registrations from 1860's from north carolina. i thought my father is from north carolina. fair he was. my great great great grandfather, 186740 years old, registered to vote. he was approved. i don't know if he did or not. we no later that those people seizing hold of democracy would end for him but that was something at that moment. >> host: it reminds us the way you tell a story that whenever the first family represents moving past the racial divide of the 20th century, there are huge differences based on experience being black in america and a perception. but one of the most powerful lessons in is if you believe there is progress then protected. it does show us how fragile with the challenges of racial violence, or the demise of political power and participation with the emergence of jim crow. that we should be vigilant about whatever gains we made >> guest: it inspired me where they could, they
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
by obama's get out the vote strength and everybody was talking about that during the campaign. they pledged they were able to match that obama machine and that they had learned from john mccain's unsuccessful effort four years before so i didn't find all of it all that convincing, people trying to look back now and, you know, i think what is true that the republicans will look to 2016 very differently. >> melissa, we're going to come back in just a minute, but you're not the first person to disagree with that story. stay right there. a quick break and a look at our own critical ball into the future. the headlines for january 1st when we come back. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. duracell with duralock. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> number one, president barack obam obama. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. >> after a long and we mean long and bitter campaign, president obama won re-election 2340g 12, the president also won the supreme court's stamp of approval for his health care reform program and made history with this statement. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. ♪ >> as 201 comes to a close, the president joined in grief with a community shocked by senseless violence. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> brooke baldwin, cnn, atlanta. >> another ironman, another anchor man, another star trek, so many sequels to look forward to in 2013. our movie critic tells us which ones she is most excited about. e great. yeah, its the galaxy note ii. you can do two things at the same time. you can watch videos and text. or you could watch the earnings report and take notes, like we're supposed to. so... can i get it? yeah. okay either of you put together the earnings report yet? yes, me totally. what? why don't you tackle the next quarter. you
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
vote on taxes separate from spending cuts, such that democrats would be able to hock it, some amount of taxes, which will be smaller than what president obama wanted, but will come separate from spending cuts, at least at the outset, and another set of negotiations after the new year, that will have spending cuts and taxes in it. it seems to me that that's a recipe for republicans to end up getting a lot more in taxes than they would have got in all with an up-front deal. are your colleagues worried about that at all, or are you? >> first of all, you're enlightening me on something i'm not aware of. that was not the conversation i had with my colleagues across the aisle and that wasn't the conversation i had with the minority leader. so you have information that i don't have. look, you can't solve the problem with taxes. you have to do both. this country is in trouble, fiscally and financially as well as ratings. and if weap don't do something significant, we'll see another rating cut. and there'll come a time when the interest costs, we cannot afford. so the question comes is, what is
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
jim johnson, and matt lewis, thank you. >>> next, president obama won 70% of the latino vote. all right, gop, it's your move. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. >>> because this is very important. i don't want to get lost in translation. you promised that, and a promise is a promise, and with all due respect you didn't keep that promise. >> president obama said the biggest failure of his first term was the failure to win comp
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am PST
. obama has told congress either they come up with something better or put his proposal to a vote. he's betting even those who hate the idea of a tax increase on the rich will hate causing america to go over the fiscal cliff even more. okay. option three. that's the red box. that's one where america goes over the fiscal cliff. jessica yellin is cnn's chief white house correspondent. peer into the crystal ball for us, jessica. which of these scenarios is most likely? >> well, ali, i think that after yesterday it's slightly more likely that there will be some sort of agreement. that doesn't mean that there are a whole bunch of optimists running around d.c. saying it's going to get resolved. but what you describe sod well as a moment of spiritual clarity yesterday really did lead some to think that senators reid and mcconnell have done this before. they are two experts at getting together and crafting something that resolves things at the 11th hour. and if any two men with can do it, it is these two men. right now their staffs are working on negotiating that agreement. and so there's some
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
and the senate passed it today in an overwhelming vote of 73 yeas to 23 nays. president obama is expected to sign it. if you are a civil liberties guy, there was good news and bad news in this debate. the good news is that there were a bunch of privacy amendments, including one from democratic senator ron wyden of oregon. his amendment would have required the head of the country's spy agencies to tell congress when americans accidentally got spied on. right now, we have no way of knowing how often that happens. seem like something we might like to know. also, republican senator rand paul of kentucky, he wanted to force the government to get a warrant to read our e-mails and other electronic communications. for privacy advocates, these amends were the good news. the bad news, the democratic-controlled senate killed every single one of those amendments. killed them dead. they voted them all down. and today the once-controversial warrantless wiretapping bill was extended for another five years, and amazingly, almost nobody seems to have noticed. we used to fight about this stuff. th
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
time. not sure what the republicans with -- what the problem with the republicans is. obama in the end will have won this. it's, if this guess up for a vote. if his package goes up for a vote it will put them in a situation they have to vote against the tax cut. they are not going to want to do. it will cobble together a coalition of the republicans and democrats. he made the offer a week ago. democrats get everything they want. tack hike on wealthy. the other thing you hear obama needs to come up on the upper income people. but boehner couldn't get his caucus to vote for something that was just going to hit millionaires. republicans have been intransigent. now they are getting left holding the bag with nothing. >> doug: onus on speaker boehner. >> exactly. the reasons that republicans have been recallsy trent and haven't agreed to any of this, as kirsten said, democrats get everything they want. which would make a republican think twice about approving something that the democrats win everything. it seems to me right now we are in a position that mcconnell negotiating this, that s
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
obligation. >> reporter: president obama said that it's important for congress to vote on some type of package before it expires. >> if the agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote, one that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance to two million americans looking for a job and lace the ground work for future cooperation on more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> reporter: the current congress will be in session until january 3rd. after that, 13 new senators and 82 new house members will take over and unher it the huge problem out of the congressional gates. audrey barns, fox 5 news. >>> love that song. redskins fans coming down to tomorrow night's kickoffs against the rival, the cowboys. a lot is on the line and lindsay murphy joins us now. feels like christmas eve all over again. >> and i am going to -- some football. >> reporter: redskins have had nailbiters this year and this is the first sinc
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
senate pass bill of the 250,000 obama plan, he says that doesn't have the votes topaz the house. he may have to prove that. >> real quickly i want to shift gears here and talk about chuck hagel and the potential of him being put up to the cabinet level position of secretary of defense. and getting criticism from the left and the right, chuck schumer declining to endorse him yesterday on meet the press. i want to play for everybody what andrea mitchell also said on "meet the press." >> this white house cannot continue to float trial balloons and then not have them shot down. the president can't perceived to being rolled by opponents. the problem of chuck hagel with support in the foreign policy community is shot at from the left and the right. >> i want to put it to you, both. is this the pattern where the trial balloons are getting defeated? first we have susan rice and that was arduous. until she took her name out of contention whatsoever. and now we see chuck hagel kind of going through the same thing on the onset. >> i agree with andrea's analysis. obama now is in a bad position
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
to tell you, a lot of his supporters say he is, they point to his votes on both sides of this issue, his senate track record, but there is a new commercial out here in washington already, even before he's nominated. have a listen. >> president obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear iran. hagel said military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible action. president obama. for secretary of defense, chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> that's from the emergency committee for israel, pro israeli group, of course. i want you to listen also to what senator joe lieberman, an independent and another very prominent republican senator from hagel's own party had to say about him over the weekend. >> i would have some really serious questions to ask him. not just about israel, but to me, the most significant foreign policy challenge for president obama and our country and the world in the next year or two is iran and its nuclear weapons program. chuck hagel has had some very outlying votes on that. >> i don't think he's going to get republican votes. i lik
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
the ryan budget was passed extending tax relief for all americans. 19 democrats voted for that. it was handed to mr. reid, mr. obama starting the warfare about taxing the rich. reid sat on the bill. why didn't he bring it up for a vote? why didn't it get fair debate? mr. reid hasn't passed a budget and we going to believe they're serious about the fiscal problems? let's go offense the cliff. >> we have two cameras outside the white house right now. that one i believe is perched on pennsylvania avenue and we have another camera which is perched facing the side entrance. those are the suvs that likely boehner, mcconnell, pelosi and reid will come out of. let's talk about the deal. what if there's a deal, craig, for, i don't know, say 4 hr $500,000 the threshold of who gets taxes and who keeps -- everybody under that number keeps their tax cuts. everyone over pays more and there's spending cuts. is that a bad deal? >> yeah. i think it is. let me tell you why. because you can't get everything out of this deal that you want and frankly, all we're doing is kicking the can down the road.
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm PST
voting to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage is legal in nine states and the district of columbia. president obama tipped the scales with the stunning announcement he now supports same-sex marriage. >> how much of it is personal, how much is political? is this a game changer? just yesterday clay aiken said he wished president obama would, quote, hurry up. you must be pretty happy that he reacted so quickly. >> i am. i feel so empowered. >> i mean, a big day, you know, every gay american, a big day for every american in america, whatever reaction you had to it. how did you feel when you heard the news? >> you know, it is a little bittersweet. i'm in north carolina and as a north carolinian, i was really disappointed with the way the amendment initiative vote went yesterday here in north carolina. but it's -- it's very promising to hear president obama finally come up and speak out on something that's so important. i think the ground swell and the energy behind a lot of the activists and the people who were important in the vote here yesterday in north carolina, that energy made its
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
boehner who controls the house and could refuse a vote even if this obama-friendly package passes the senate. he's saying to house republicans, you better let us get not what you want, but something where we can reassure 97% or so of americans -- they haven't set the actual cutoff, a quarter million a year, $400,000 a year, $500,000 a year, something in that area, people above that, to get a tax rate hike on income above that. the president is insisting on a vote before the fiscal cliff. we'll have to see if john boehner goes along with that one and if the obama plan can pass the senate, but there's a bit of optimism, a bit of energy, the body language finally looks a bit more positive. back to you. >> steve, with that improvement body language and the prospects that maybe something will happened, doesn't the fact remain that representative boehner does not seem to have control of the republicans in the house, a group of them standing firm, no taxes -- on a no tax increase on anybody. >> that's right, which is why boehner pulled the plug, jim, you'll recall, on that vote, which wa
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 1:00pm PST
pay back the unions for their vote for the obama administration. not only are they getting bonuses between $5,000 and $7,000 at the end of the year after being bailed out buss they have no increase in their healthcare cost coverages and their per hourly rated which is approximately $58 per hour is going to stay in tact. this in my opinion is a big sweetheart deal directed by the united states government. >> so the bonus are not performance based or based on seniority. how are they determining these bonuses. >> these are sign on bonuses. i don't understand the issue of sign-on bonus when you join a company. you join the company and the network away from another company. these are existing workers getting end of year bonuses that are not based on incentives. we just bailed out this company general motors not too long ago. to hand out bonuses it's very peculiar to me. again the government does own 26% of general motors. i think it's a government directed bonus pool that is a lot of pay back for the unions who voted in administration in this office. >> heather: so on wednesday, gm did
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
just voting to reinstate a tax cut, that then it sort of president obama's tax cut so he gets credit for that. >> do you have any sense of what will happen around that table today? who called the meeting if there's an agenda or are they going to sit around and stare at each other until one of them blinks? >> we don't have a sense. i'm sure that we will be getting a sense. this is supposed to take place at 3:00 p.m. at the white house. the vice president, president and four top congressional leaders. we don't know what will be said. i think we will likely hear from some camps afterwards. >> if you are wondering what a trip down the fiscal cliff might mean for your paycheck, for your 401(k), look no further than yesterday's dow. at the opening bell, a dive of more than 1%. investors finding little hope for the fiscal cliff compromise on capitol hill. when word came down two sides might be meeting. reversal of fortune. the dow rebounding for a while before finishing slightly lower. >>> a nation this morning remembering the american general credited with orchestrating one of the most lop
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